This year, my plan is to do a regular feature on Scottish electronic bands or artists that I come across on Twitter, Soundcloud and so on because there are so many great acts out there just now that I feel attention should be drawn to as many of them as possible. The first one is a band I first heard on New Year's Day called Twissted who are a duo from Glasgow comprising Zoe Burnett and Vicki Milne who play some rather superb synthpop.
The band's Soundcloud page ( https://soundcloud.com/twissted2 ) is your best starting point and there you'll find three tracks - Machines, Escape and Turn It Up. For me, Machines, which is presented on Soundcloud as the Original Extended Edit, is the star here. It's a fantastic electronic pop song that brings in elements of all the best in electronic pop music with bits of Vince Clarke, bits of more experimental electronics, bits of Ladytron, bits of Alan Wilder's moody synth strings, lyrics about machines (which is NEVER a bad thing) and some incredibly catchy melodies all combining wonderfully. You must hear it. Escape looks more towards the dancefloor than Machines mixing a clubbier feel with a killer chorus whereas Turn It Up returns to the electronics of Machines and that sound really seems to suit the band. All three songs are well worth a listen and if Twissted continue to produce music like this, they are going to get a lot of attention. As readers of this blog will know, I'm unashamedly a fan of brilliant synthpop and Twissted fall right into that bracket.